Who is Quantum?

Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection. Primarily their goal is to provide industry-leading solution for protecting and preserving data across physical, virtual and Cloud environment.

Why Operatix?

We needed to find a partner who had a technology focus and experience of working within the storage and backup vendors field
We needed the ability and flexibility to scale up to new geographies and develop programs at the EMEA level
We were looking for a pro-active partner, a company with a flexible business model. Operatix had a business model based on delivery pipeline and revenue which was perfect for us
The ability to work in our CRM system directly
We lacked the resources to follow up on dated and new inbound leads and needed the support to manage and qualify these promptly

The Challenges

Acting promptly to manage and qualify leads generated by various marketing activities
Being able to go through a backlog of leads as well as dealing with new activitiesIdentify the right contacts in each organisation from the inbound inquiry. Most of the time the inquiry are not made by decision makers
Generating and driving attendance to relevant industry events
Relationship management – maintaining contact with and nurturing current relationships to encourage up-sell, cross-sell, contract renewal and customer retention
Raising the profile and brand awareness of the entire portfolio of products offered

The Solution

Manage inbound lead qualification of aged leads from past Quantum marketing activities as well as new leads being generated by Operatix’s activities.
Identify decision makers and influencers that made the enquiry, targeting the key individuals and ‘C’ level contacts.
Multi-touch nurturing process for the full sales cycle of the leads generated through events.
Provide support and resources to follow up on leads and opportunities.
Identify up-selling and cross-selling opportunities with existing key accounts to increase the value of Quantum’s current customer base.

Results

$2.8m pipeline generated in the first 2 months
$180,000 revenue closed within 6 months (average sales cycle usually 6-12 months)
$43,000 average deal value
Call disposition averaged 25 per day
30% of leads passed to Quantum did not originate with the decision maker – the right level lead was researched and qualified by Operatix

Over the years we have generated a lot of leads from our marketing activities but have had difficulty finding a consistent resource to manage and qualify them. To fill this gap we were looking for a partner who was experienced in the technology market, understood the concept of inbound response management and could work to strict service level agreements.

 

We decided to outsource this function to an external organization and Operatix had the skill set and expertise that was a perfect match for us. Operatix have the ability to scale into Europe with their team of native speakers. As a company they were flexible enough to work within our program and CRM systems

 

Since the beginning of the project Operatix have been responsive and dynamic always focusing on delivering revenue and bringing recommendations. Turning around leads quickly is always a challenge and Operatix exceeded expectations. Operatix are an important part of our marketing mix in the future.

EMEA Marketing Director